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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Mar 7, 2009

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    Yup every single time!

    Even with iced coffee :)
    yogi84 yogi84 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    Strawberries + chocolate = my heaven :) this is only a treat though! I have strawberries all the time but it's very rarely that I get strawberries and chocolate together! Oh well...
    maisiexoxo maisiexoxo 13-15, F Aug 2

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    I hate the sound of my parents and sisters eating, chewing even swallowing sometimes when the room is quiet.. But it's ONLY my parents and sisters.. No one else?? It annoys me and...
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    As bad as it sounds I know I'm a girl but I've been chewing 9years that's the only way I can calm myself down that's my anti depressant and if no one likes it I don't mind but for...
    COUNTRYGIRL9658 COUNTRYGIRL9658 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I like strawberries but not with everything.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I like full covered chocolate strawberries with regular or dark chocolate
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I have never written anything like before so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I love strawberries and chocolate, especially if they're together :3
    Maisiee Maisiee 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I hate strawberries I've never liked them they taste so nasty eww makes me wanna barf.
    ThaQueen1 ThaQueen1 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have never really been much of a drinker. I didn't have my first drink until I was 16 and I got a bit tipsy. Even at social events, I don't have an alcoholic beverage. I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    When i was about 10 years old i was raped by my mothers ex husband ever since me and my moms relationship has not been the same. Before i graduated high-school my freshmen year she...
    girlofaninmate girlofaninmate 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I have been sober for one year, seven months, and 27 days. One wouldn't think that I would still struggle not to drink but sometimes I do. Most sober people I meet, or...
    sober79 sober79 41-45, M Aug 11

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    When I was 18, my friends and I was at a party drinking and having a good time. Late into the party a guy came in and said his car broke down. So we thought we would go out in...
    dawg62 dawg62 51-55, T Aug 12

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    I know I shouldn't but I can't smoke or anything else so tonight I am drinking. I feel like I dont have anyone to call or talk to about anything. My friend guy is way too busy for...
    bootsie85 bootsie85 26-30, F Jul 29

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    I quite drinking for 9 months beat that!
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30

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    My parents dont know i'm drinking with my friends almost every weekend. I'm not allowed to drink for my parents because of our belief. But my friends can, and I don't want to feel...
    linebinee linebinee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I love drinking any type of alcohol ! Lol but don't get me wrong I'm not an alcoholic yet
    xoxomaya xoxomaya 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I always drink it for the effect and taste, but I usually end up getting sleepy after drinking it
    WVMBO WVMBO 16-17, M Aug 4

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    I love liquor I have been drinking for 3 years now
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I love drinking Coke I love it for the pure caffeine and there's been several times if I don't have it I feel myself having certain withdraws for the caffeine it self I would...
    sweetberries sweetberries 41-45, F a week ago

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    Spearmint or Wintergreen only... The rest taste like sugar or sugar substitute.
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F Aug 11

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    PeacandOtaku PeacandOtaku 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Oh my lord of just love dem so darn much. Lol I bet I'm not the only one. Keep it positive folks.
    HushedThoughts HushedThoughts 22-25 Aug 18

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    I'm out of wine D-': ****.
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F Jul 29

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    Playing a gig tonight with The Dukes Veda can't wait beers check, weed check let's get ready to get psychedelic : D
    PolitelyIncorrect PolitelyIncorrect 18-21, M Aug 1

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    I may have depression, and I may be young, but sometimes gulping down a bottle of vodka doesn't seem like a bad idea, it takes the pain away and that is what I love<3
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Lock down at your pearly gate ? I'll see you in hell ;)